Our work on the South Coast would not be possible without the financial and in-kind support of people and foundations all over the country. Join us in our work.

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Gifts of cash, checks, credit cards or stock

Puente is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; our tax-exempt ID is 371484262. Call or e-mail Rita Mancera, Executive Director, about making a pledge, gift or stock transfer at (650) 879-1691 Ext 102 or

Help Puente Match $55,000 for Coastside Gives on May 4, 2017

Please help Puente Match $55,000 for Coastside Gives on May 4, 2017. Coastside Gives (formerly Silicon Valley Gives) is an exciting and fun way to double your gift to Puente and support our work. Schedule your gift today! Now more than ever we need the support of people like you so that we can continue to fight for our beloved South Coast community.

Make a donation to our Coastside Gives campaign today!

Puente Planned Giving and the Wendy Taylor Legacy Circle

When Rev. Wendy Taylor founded Puente in 1998, she envisioned a vital organization that would live beyond her tenure as executive director. How appropriate, then, that we name our Planned Giving Circle after our founder and that she and her partner, Ellen Sweetin would become our first members.

Join the Wendy Taylor Legacy Circle

Donation drop-offs

Please contact the office to be sure we can use your gifts and are here to receive them. Call or e-mail Veronica Ortega with your donation questions at (650) 879-1691 ext. 101 or


We are always looking for volunteers to mentor and tutor students of all ages, as well as to read to the youngest members of our community. We are especially looking for volunteers to help with our Citizenship Program. Additional volunteer opportunities occur throughout the year for special events. For more information or to be added to our volunteer list, please contact Ben Ranz, Community Engagement Manager, at 650-262-4101 or

Volunteer at Puente